Girl, 18, set to become Britain’s youngest mum to Siamese twins
An 18-year-old girl is preparing to become Britain’s youngest ever mother to conjoined twins.
Laura Williams and husband Aled, 28, said that despite the risks they decided not to abort their daughters Faith and Hope, who will be delivered by Caesarian section this week.
The teenager, from Shrewsbury, is being cared for at Birmingham Women’s Hospital but will be transferred to another in London for the procedure.
Her daughters are joined from the breastbone to the top of the navel and have separate hearts.
Mr Williams told a national newspaper: “Because every case is so different, they don’t like to give you odds on what might happen, but they have said that because of where they’re joined, there’s more chance of them surviving than not surviving. If the join is just the stomach, there’s a good chance of success.” The couple met just over two years ago and have been married for around two months, the report said.
Mrs Williams said: “Sometimes I think about the worst so I’m prepared for it, but if it works out well, then I’ll just be really happy.”